|Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
|August Maymudes 16Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)|
August Maymudes was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: August Maymudes Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, California, January 16, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AugustMaymudes16Jan2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date acces...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Family History and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Music; Press/Radio; Career; Professional Life; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics; Political Movements; Transmission; Children; Jewish community Assimilation; Travel; New York City; Brooklyn; Los Angeles; California; Freiheit; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Yablan Foundation; Korean War; Communism; Communist party; WWII; Hitler-Stalin Pact
|Pauline Katz 6May2011 Yiddish Book Center* - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on May 6, 2011. Pauline worked primarily on the Wexler Oral History Project. Pauline grew up in Boston, MA speaking Yiddish at home. Her parents are not native Yiddish speakers, but they decided to learn Yiddish as adults and to raise Pauline and her brother speaking Yiddish. Pauline enjoyed having a special second language she could speak with her family and certain friends...
Keywords: Pauline Katz; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Press; Radio; Literature; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Boston; MA; Somerville; Brookline; Pennsylvania; Russia; Ukraine; Belarus; Moishe Katz; Workmen's Circle; Camp Kinderland; Camp Kindering; 1980s-2000s; 1930s-1950s; Communist Party; Civil Rights; Progressive; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
|Henry Slucki 15January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)|
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Henry was born in Paris and later escaped on a boat with other Jewish children from Portugal. He began to learn Yiddish in the United States when he stayed with a great aunt and uncle while his parents waited for entry visas from Cuba. Henry moved to Los Angeles in 1949 and has been involved in local Yiddish circles ever since...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Dance; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Other languages; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Career and Professional Life; Henry Slucki; Paris; France; Barcelona; Spain; Montauban; New York City; Cuba; California; Los Angeles; Itzik Manger; Sholem Community Organization; Child Survivors of the Holocaust Organization; Yiddishkayt LA; California Institute of Yiddish Language and Culture; Camp Kinderland; Yidish Kinder Teater; Yiddish Children's Theater; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; Communism; Communist Party; Hitler-Stalin Pact; Spanish; French; Secular; Veltlekh; Doikayt; Esperanto